Sputnik News


Here's where to find the latest announcements, press releases, and news articles about Sputnik.

Announcing Sputnik-Powered Cisco E900 and E1550

The march toward total Sputnik support for Cisco/Broadcom routers continues! We’ve recently completed porting Sputnik-Powered DD-WRT firmware for the Cisco/Linksys E900, E1200, E1500 and E1550 routers.

The Cisco/Linksys E900 and E1550 are now available in Sputnik’s online store. Updated firmware with Sputnik defaults will be available soon from http://www.sputnik.com/support/download/.>

Here’s a comparison chart of the routers we now sell.

And here’s information from Cisco on the rest of the lineup.

We’re incredibly excited about these new devices. All of them are great routers for hotspot networks. They also make great range extenders whether in a mesh, WDS or wired network. They all use Cisco’s elegant new industrial design, can be PoE'ed for ease of placement and sustained high-power output, and cloud-managed by Sputnik.

Cisco/Linksys E900

The Cisco E900 is small and amazingly affordable. For $54.95 you can get the Cisco E900 pre-flashed with Sputnik-Powered DD-WRT firmware, pre-provisioned to your SputnikNet account.

The Sputnik-Powered Cisco E900 offers:

  • small-footprint design (it’s actually about half the size of the other E-series routers)
  • 802.11b/g/n networking
  • Four 10/100 LAN ports
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE adapter available separately)
  • Over 400 mW EIRP when used in conjunction with the PoE adapter
  • Cloud management by SputnikNet for plug-n-play provisioning, remote control over device and network settings, captive portal authentication, session management, per-user bandwidth control, tracking and reporting
  • Captive portal authentication of ~25 simultaneous end users, for a small hotspot

Cisco/Linksys E1550

The Cisco E1550 is a high-performance mid-level router with USB.

The Sputnik-Powered Cisco E1550 offers:

  • 802.11b/g/n networking
  • Four 10/100 LAN ports
  • One USB port
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE adapter available separately)
  • Over 400 mW EIRP when used in conjunction with the PoE adapter
  • Cloud management by SputnikNet for all the benefits noted above
  • Captive portal authentication of ~35 simultaneous end users, for a medium-sized hotspot

Pricing and Availability

The Sputnik-Powered Cisco e900 and E1550 are now available from the Sputnik online store at http://store.sputnik.com, in the following configurations:

  • Sputnik-Powered E900: $54.95
  • Sputnik-Powered E900 with SputnikNet Account and pre-paid monthly subscription: $99.95 (a savings of 20%)
  • Sputnik-Powered E900 with SputnikNet Account and pre-paid annual subscription: $179.95 (a savings of 41%)

  • Sputnik-Powered E1550: $89.95

  • Sputnik-Powered E1550 with SputnikNet Account and pre-paid monthly subscription: $119.95 (a savings of 25%)
  • Sputnik-Powered E1550 with SputnikNet Account and pre-paid annual subscription: $199.95 (a savings of 41%)

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Announcing the Sputnik-Powered Cisco E2500

We’ve recently completed porting Sputnik-Powered DD-WRT firmware for the Cisco/Linksys E2500.

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The Cisco E2500 combines powerful performance with professional industrial design at an affordable price. For less than $100, you can get the Cisco E2500 pre-flashed with Sputnik-Powered DD-WRT firmware, pre-provisioned to your SputnikNet account.

The Sputnik-Powered Cisco E2500 offers:

  • Simultaneous dual-band 802.11b/g/n (the device’s 802.11a band is not yet supported in DD-WRT firmware)
  • Four 10/100 LAN ports
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE adapter available separately)
  • Over 400 mW EIRP when used in conjunction with the PoE adapter
  • Cloud management by SputnikNet for plug-n-play provisioning, remote control over device and network settings, captive portal authentication, session management, per-user bandwidth control, tracking and reporting

Pricing and Availability

The Sputnik-Powered Cisco E2500 is now available from the Sputnik online store at http://store.sputnik.com in the following configurations:

  • Sputnik-Powered E2500: $99.95
  • Sputnik-Powered E2500 with SputnikNet Account and pre-paid monthly subscription: $139.95 (a savings of 18%)
  • Sputnik-Powered E2500 with SputnikNet Account and pre-paid annual subscription: $214.95 (a savings of 38%)

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SputnikNet Updates

We’ve been rolling out a lot of incremental feature enhancements to SputnikNet, and recently updated our change log to reflect that. Some highlights:

sputnik change log

  • A new content management system for dealing with captive portal images, CSS, JavaScript, HTML and text snippets that make them easy to reuse across multiple portals

  • An improved captive portal design subsystem

  • Improved device, PayPal and user authentication systems

  • Block private nets enabled by default in all new authentication systems, for enhanced security

  • Wi-Fi site survey now available as a router command, enabling rogue AP detection from the cloud

And lots more!

Please visit our change log for more information. And stay tuned, there’s lots more coming.

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How to Change your Router's Web Admin Password from the Cloud, with SputnikNet

To enhance the security of your Wi-Fi routers, Sputnik-Powered firmware (available free from our download site) requires a password change upon setup.

Cloud-based security

However for customers running stock DD-WRT firmware, or who are concerned about the security of Wi-Fi routers in the field, here’s how to change your router’s web admin password from the cloud, using SputnikNet.

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How to Configure DHCP for Busy Hotspots with Execute Command, from the Cloud

Busy Wi-Fi hotspots need a sufficient number of DHCP leases for guests who connect to the network. However the growth of Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices has dramatically increased the number of “ambient” Wi-Fi connections that also request DHCP leases – even though they might never actually authenticate onto the network. In SputnikNet, these ambient requests show up as unauthenticated sessions.

DHCP

It is important to ensure that routers in busy hotspots are set up with large, frequently refreshed DHCP lease pools to keep up with this demand.

Here’s how to configure your Sputnik-powered router for high-demand sites, from the cloud.

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